I got Spyder Express for $90 Apparently it's supposed to calibrate my monitor to make everything look super. Well I did it, and it resulted in my whites looking a murky brown colour, applied a hideous warm filter to everything, and my blacks being a strange grey. So now instead of looking at a black and white image and seeing silvery shades of clear whites, blacks and greys, I see this pseudo sepia image with horrible contrast and faded shadows and highlights. Here are some comparative examples of the output. These aren't exact, because spyder manipulates more ranges in different ways than a global filter can emulate simply, but it's a good enough idea. http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4273/beforeafter2pz6.jpg http://img229c.imageshack.us/img229/3659/beforeafterve2.jpg This is just me talking, but I know whites and blacks and even skin tones when I see them, and what I got from this apparently 'ideal' setup was repulsive. wtf?